Hortau Showcasing Irrigation Management Systems at December Shows

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2016) – Hortau, a provider of precision irrigation management systems and services for agriculture since 2002, is scheduled to host demonstrations of its smart irrigation management systems at a number of tradeshows and events across the country in December.

Hortau will be showcasing its new generation ST8 Irrigation Management, Automation and Flow Meter Monitoring Systems at:

  • California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting on Dec. 4-6 in Monterey, Calif.
  • Irrigation Show on Dec. 5-9 in Las Vegas, Booth 304
  • Almond Conference on Dec. 6-8 in Sacramento, Booth 317-319
  • Great Lakes Expo on Dec. 6-9 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Booth 1245
  • Colorado Ag Classic on Dec. 6 in Loveland, Colo.
  • Journées horticoles et Grandes cultures on Dec. 6-7 in St. Rémi, Québec
  • Colorado Ag Water Summit on Dec. 15 in Loveland, Colo.

Hortau’s team of irrigation management consultants will be on hand to discuss how the platform can help growers reduce water use and pumping costs using real-time soil moisture measurement. The system also helps growers cut back on leaching critical nutrients and can be used as a reporting tool when needing to document proper irrigation management practices.

Hortau’s wireless, solar-powered field stations and simplified mobile software report to growers how crops are faring in real time – before unseen stresses such as lack of aeration or soil moisture can have a negative impact on a crop.

“Heading into 2017, irrigation management is as critical as ever,” said Jeremy Otto, who heads business development for Hortau. “With extreme weather, limited resources, and a number of regulations and reporting requirements coming down the road, it’s critical for growers to focus on irrigation management and give their crop the precise amount of water it needs. Using the Hortau system, growers are not only able to improve crop health and production, they can document proper irrigation management practices when needed.”

At the shows, Hortau will discuss the benefits and features of its new ST Irrigation Management Stations, which allow for up to eight sensor inputs per station to be accessed via the cloud in real time. Those sensors can record soil tension readings at multiple depths, weather data, rainfall, soil temperature, as well as countless other key measurements. The system also allows for real-time alerts (via phone call, text message or email) for frost and other field data points.

Be sure to stop by Hortau’s booth at the shows to learn more about irrigation automation as well as flow meter monitoring systems, which bring flow meters online and allow for real-time views of water usage — a must for producers affected by water allocations.

For more information, visit Hortau.com and set up an irrigation management consultation from a representative in your region.

About Hortau

Hortau, a global leader in wireless, web-based irrigation management systems, was founded in 2002 by two agriculturally minded entrepreneurs, Dr. Jean Caron, agronomist, Ph.D in Soil Physics, and Jocelyn Boudreau, agricultural engineer, M.Sc. in Soil Physics.

Hortau’s patented, irrigation management solutions help growers detect plant stress, ensuring optimal crop growth while reducing water and energy use as well as eliminate environmental impacts of crop production.

With U.S. operations based in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Hortau has offices, representatives and technicians throughout North America, including a Canada headquarters in Quebec.

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